Potential Sunderland investor Mark Campbell has spoken publicly for the very first time about his failed takeover of Sunderland this summer.
The American businessman - who operates on behalf of Fairway Sports Ltd - has taken to twitter to reply to fans who have asked about his failed takeover of the club from current owner Stewart Donald.
Campbell has announced today that he will take over instead at Scottish League One side Falkirk, and when asked by a Sunderland fan why he didn’t come instead to Wearside he replied: “It was not to be...”, confirming the reports that the deal that was well underway earlier in the summer is now completely off the table.
It was not to be...— Mark Campbell (@markcampbellok) July 26, 2019
Campbell also replied to a Falkirk fan who had concerns about Campbell’s ability to get through the due dilligence process without a hitch, confirming that his group didn’t fail due dilligence when attempting to take over at Sunderland.
Hi George. I don’t know anything about Swansea.. Never done DD with them at all. Also we didn’t fail with DD at Sunderland. I intend to engage with the fans, so if you hear any stories or news you would like clarification on, then you can always reach me on here..— Mark Campbell (@markcampbellok) July 26, 2019
In the American’s tweet announcing his takeover of Falkirk he also confirmed that John Park - the man previously expected to become Sunderland’s Director of Football - would be joining him at the Falkirk Stadium as they bid to get the club back to the Scottish Premiership.
I am thrilled to be working through the final stages of becoming the New Chairman at @FalkirkFC and starting this amazing journey to get Falkirk FC back to the SPL. My team alongside John Park are looking forward to working with the current Football Management team.— Mark Campbell (@markcampbellok) July 26, 2019